BOOK - Celtic Folk Soul - Art, Myth & Symbol

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Overview

  • Now out of print! First Edition Hardback
  • Signed by Jen Delyth - Only a few book available
  • Written & Illustrated by Jen Delyth
  • Foreword by Robin Williamson
  • Coffee Table Book
  • 10" x 10" Hard Cover with Jacket
  • 
Full Color Art Book
  • 216 Pages 137 + Color Illustrations


  • Rare Out of Print Edition
  • Signed by Artist
  • Amber Lotus Publishing


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First Edition now out of print - rare - signed by artist Jen Delyth

Celtic Folk Soul, Art, Myth & Symbol, is a beautifully presented coffee table art book by artist Jen Delyth. This richly detailed full color book shows us through art and poetry, symbol and archetype, myth and history, the essence of the living tradition of the Celtic Folk Soul. 


This richly detailed full color book shows us through art and poetry, symbol and archetype, myth and history, the essence of the living tradition of the Celtic Folk Soul. A 10” x 10” full color, hardbound art book, it features a vast collection of Jen Delyth’s finest artwork created over the last twenty years. Intricate spiral and interlacing patterns express the oneness of life within all form, the visible and the invisible, leading us intuitively into the Otherworldly realms of our psyches and to an ancient and organic wisdom that speaks to us today.

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WILDE NATURE

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The Wild Places, the dark untamed forests of wolves and wild boar, the great mountains of ancient eagle and bear, the unfathomable deep lakes and oceans were a primal landscape for pre-industrial man.All living forms interconnect, indeed are created from a common source of energy and matter, which was understood by the ancient Druids. Through the wild places the Celtic Folk Soul draws her deepest inspiration.

 

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Book Reviews

“A rich, wide ranging book with something for every reader drawn to the Celtic world. Jen Delyth is to be praised for her clarity and vision.”
—John & Caitlin Matthews, authors of Walkers Between Worlds and Taliesin, the Last Celtic Shaman



“Weaving together stunning images of ancient Celtic themes and archetypes with truly innovative and insightful commentary about the guiding spirits of the traditions, Jen Delyth’s book Celtic Folk Soul: Art, Myth and Symbol is a compelling doorway into the Celtic mysteries and a delicious, sensual feast for the eyes and heart in a time when we are all hungry to be reminded of the sacred dimensions of life.”
—Frank MacEowen, author of The Mist-Filled Path, The Spiral of Memory & Belonging, and The Celtic Way of Seeing: Meditations on the Irish Spirit Wheel



“In Celtic Folk Soul: Art, Myth and Symbol Jen Delyth beautifully illustrates the intertwining relationship that Celtic cultural heritage-past and present has with nature. Absolutely stunning with shimmering colors and intricate rhythms, if art could sing and dance, it certainly does here.”
—Kathleen Cunningham Guler author of The Anvil Stone



Jen Delyth has created a stunning book that captures the essence of Celtic magic and Druid Mysteries. On every page her evocative images, modeled on the styles of the early Celts yet carrying her own unique imprint, draw you into the depth and richness of a Cauldron of Enchantment. Stories and poems, legend and lore, create a feast for the eye and food for the soul!
- Mara Freeman, author of Kindling the Celtic Spirit



“Here in Jen Delyth’s book you’ll find a wonderfully comprehensive panoramic overview of the Celtic tradition in legend, art and symbol.”
—Robin Williamson, poet



".... Along the way, she masterfully weaves connections with art, myth, music, poetry, oral and written histories, animal totems, early Christianity, tree and plant lore, ocean mysteries, the worship of gods and goddesses, and our ever present interconnection with the natural world. Unlike so many dry textbooks, Delyth brings all these elements together in a natural logical way, without ever falling into the trap of new-age navel gazing or poor research. Her lovely illustrations give the book the feel of an illuminated sacred text".
—Dirty LInen Magazine July 2008 - extract from full review below



“ From this master storyteller and contemporary artist who is also a a very old soul, philosopher and scholar, Celtic Folk Soul transports us on an entrancing journey. This is a pilgrimage into the unseen world, the dimensional past, present and future, the Source of spirituality. Jen offers both the aware and the uninitiated a new way of seeing through exploration of the organic elements, patterns, and symbols that make up the Celtic traditions. The connection between her imagery and content is seamless.”
—Cynthia Matyi, artist, author of LIttle Town of Spirals



Congratulations on finishing your book. I'm really impressed with the way that it looks.The visual impact is great. The design, colours used and layout all look impeccable. I like the feel of the different colour themes for each chapter. The whole look of the book is very clean and clear. Visually, it is as good as any Celtic based book that I have seen and it will stand head and shoulders above many. I am looking forward to having time to go through it thoroughly.
Chris Down, artist Illustrator of books Celtic Dreams-Visions of a Past & Celtic Bards Celtic Druids


“This unique book contains superb and highly original artwork by Jen Delyth, alongside a fascinating, inspiring and stimulating text. Jen’s artwork has been admired by Celtic enthusiasts worldwide for many years, and in this book her followers are in for many delights. As a fellow Celtic artist of nearly 40 years standing, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Celtic World.”
—David James author of Celtic Arts: The Living Tradition and New Visions in Celtic Art: The Modern Tradition


"You may already be familiar with the artwork of Welsh artist Jen Delyth, who has done more than any others (aside from England's Courtney Davis and original Celtic art revivalist George Bain) to bring the ancient interlace designs, spirals, patterns and imagery of the Celts to modern awareness. As it turns out, Delyth is also an excellent writer and is well steeped in Celtic folk-lore, mythology and mysticism. Her stunning artwork and words vividly express the beauty, power and spirit of nature, as seen from the perspective of Celtic tradition. She has carefully structured the book around a symbolic nine chapter motif, based on traditional elements of power and transformation, that include roots/elements, stone/mysteries, woad/tribal, metal/art, seed/fire, wilde/nature, song/sea, ysbryd/spirit and wind/journey as well as "Beyond the Ninth wave". Along the way, she masterfully weaves connections with art, myth, music, poetry, oral and written histories, animal totems, early Christianity, tree and plant lore, ocean mysteries, the worship of gods and goddesses, and our ever present interconnection with the natural world. Unlike so many dry textbooks, Delyth brings all these elements together in a natural logical way, without ever falling into the trap of new-age navel gazing or poor research. Her lovely illustrations give the book the feel of an illuminated sacred text. Modern Celtic bard Robin Williamson contributes a brief but poetic introduction blessing to the book".
—Lahri Bond - Dirty Linen Magazine Book Review July 2008